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Key Stage 2

Stone Age to Iron Age

In this workshop students will explore the amazing lives of North Devon’s early hunter-gatherers and farmers. Using original objects and collaborative learning students will discover the changes in tools, textiles and settlements. Understanding the changes in two million years of evolution, students will also learn how we discover and identify pre-historic tools.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

Saxons and Vikings

In this workshop students will explore through objects how the Anglo-Saxons changed the language, trades and culture of North Devon. Discovering how Barnstaple was transformed to protect against Viking raids, students will learn about the famous battle at Appledore. Using collaborative learning students will then use the museum displays to design their own Viking ‘Raven’ banner.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room and museum displays. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

Romans in Devon

In this workshop students will discover the historical Roman hillforts in North Devon. Using archaeological evidence and museum objects students will learn about Roman army life, warfare, food, religion and defense against the Silures tribe! Through collaborative learning students will understand how the arrival of the Roman Empire transformed North Devon’s technology, culture and beliefs.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room and museum displays. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

Victorian Devon

What was life like in Victorian Devon?

In this engaging workshop students will use original objects to discover the everyday lives of Victorian families and children. Exploring themes of home life, schooling, toys and employment. Inspired by these objects students will then explore our Grade II listed Victorian building looking for clues to how rich and poor lived.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room and museum displays. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

First World War

In this workshop students will discover how truly far The Great War stretched. Using first-hand accounts and original objects the students will follow the North Devon yeomanry’s steps from the trenches of France to the Holy Lands of Palestine. Using collaborative learning students will then explore the museum to find key items related to their soldier’s stories.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room and museum displays. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

Second World War

In this workshop students will be ‘enlisted’ and discover the many jobs involved in the wartime effort. From the home front to the women’s land army students will explore the impact of the war on people’s daily lives in North Devon. Using collaborative learning students will then explore the museum to find key items related to their character’s lives.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

© IWM – Evacuee children at Tapeley Park

WW2 Evacuees – Devon at War

Why were children evacuated to North Devon? What was their life like?

After a short introduction to the war, students will explore first hand accounts of evacuees in North Devon. Through object activities and active learning the students will experience an evacuee’s journey from packing a suitcase, preparing for air raids and calculating wartime rations.

This workshop lasts approximately 1.5 Hours. £35 per workshop (up to 30 children).

The workshop takes place in our learning room. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

Toys from the Past

In this popular workshop students discover how toys have changed throughout history. Using original and replica toys students will use play and collaborative learning to understand and identify different materials and changes in technology. Inspired by these objects students will design a Victorian thaumatrope as an example.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

What is History?

Studying original collections students will use primary source documents and objects to understand how artifacts help us understand and record history. Using collaborative learning students will then explore the museum looking for a key artifact connected to their story and theme.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room and museum displays. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

Movers and Shakers: Significant local individuals from the past

This engaging workshop will use collaborate learning to study inspiring people from North Devon’s past. Utilising research and museum objects the students will discuss achievements, character and how people can shape society to understand how a person is deemed historically important.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

Walking History: Barnstaple Heritage Trail

In this walking workshop students will follow the historical boundary of Barnstaple town discovering important buildings, amazing people and interesting facts. Using active learning students will record their favourite stories to create their own heritage trail on return to school.

This workshop lasts approximately 1.5 Hours. £40 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in and around Barnstaple centre. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

Portraits in Art

What can a portrait tell us? Studying the portraits of lords, poets and artists in the collection students will explore how art reflects society, records the past and tells a story. Inspired by original paintings students will produce their own portraits developing their creative skills and understanding how art can shape history.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 Hour. £30 per workshop (up to 30 children)

The workshop takes place in our learning room and museum displays. Groups are then free for a teacher/leader led exploration of the museum.

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